Rocambole meaning

rŏkəm-bōl
A variety of garlic (Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon) having a twisted scape, or a related plant (A. scorodoprasum) having a garliclike bulb.
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The bulb of either of these plants, used as a seasoning.
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A European onion (Allium scorodoprasum) bearing a cluster of small bulbs used like garlic cloves for flavoring.
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A form of garlic; the sand leek.
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Origin of rocambole

  • French from German Rockenbolle Rocken distaff (from Middle High German rocke) (from Old High German rocko) (from Vulgar Latin rotica) (from Latin rotāre to turn rotate) Bolle bulb (from Middle High German bolle) (from Old High German bolla ball bhel-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition